Carol Grotnes Belk Library opened in January 2000, but the library at Elon has been in existence since 1889 collecting documents and items relating to the institution. Belk Library is a 75,000 square foot facility with over 300,000 volumes.
The University Archives and Special Collections houses a variety of materials in multiple formats that document the history of the institution. The department has over 2,500 linear feet of processed and unprocessed collections, including university publications, photographic materials, manuscripts, campus departmental files, and memorabilia. Some of our university publications are available through the Internet Archive while other digital collections are accessible through the archives and special collections website.